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REALtonga


13 reviews
Headquarters: Taufa'ahau Road Tungi Colonnade, Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu Island Tonga 011 676 21-111 Website
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Mornington Peninsula
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2018

With the whale season fast approaching, I thought it might be the right time to let others know of my experience flying around the Tongan archipelago with Real Tonga. Tonga is one of my favourite places and I visit regularly. When Real Tonga first started operations there were some teething problems, but these have been well and truly sorted. While...

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Domestic Economy Tongatapu Island - Ha'apai Islands

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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
111 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2018

We flew RealTonga during our domestic legs within Tonga. Small planes and no service on board - but it's Tonga! So I cannot rate them on those ammenities on TA. Also, there is no other class but standard so don't expect an upgrade. Our initial flight from Tongatapu to Vava'u took off, we couldn't land due to low cloud cover...

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Domestic Economy Nuku'alofa - Vava'u Islands

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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Like the rest of Tonga, the airports and the aircraft of Tonga are decades behind the rest of the world, but that is part of it's charm. The prices are high, I paid $430 AUD return for what is only a 50 minute flight. Obviously there is no in-flight entertainment or anything else of it's kind. The furnishings and fittings...

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Thank peterej
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Tonga has a tiny population, and the airport infrastructure is pretty basic. Vava'u "International" airport is very small, with no air conditioning. But the Tongans make up for it by being very friendly and helpful. We were told to arrive an hour before departure, and just sat around for most of that time in the tropical heat. There are no...

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Domestic Economy Vava'u Islands - Nuku'alofa

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Thank Rob D
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed September 19, 2017

My family and I have recently returned from Tonga after a 2 week holiday in Ha'apai. Unfortunately our experience with Real Tonga was terrible. Having spent one night on Tongatapu, we were scheduled to fly to Ha'apai, we arrived at the domestic airport two hours prior to our scheduled departure time. We were the first passengers to arrive, checked in,...

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Saratoga Springs, New York
Level 6 Contributor
297 reviews
89 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2017

If you are flying within Tonga, you don't really have a choice but to fly Realtonga. The prices are high and the features are low but there isn't much choice. Just be warned that when booking connecting flights internationally, Realtonga changes their flight times up to the day of the flight so be careful when booking tight connections. The planes...

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St Leonards, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
19 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2017

The flights may change but the service is fantastic and the staff keep you well informed about what's happening. An absolute pleasure to fly with and very easy to change flights without the hassle. 10 out of 10 for the friendly staff

Domestic Economy Nuku'alofa - Vava'u Islands
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Palm Bay, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
49 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We had an awesome holiday at Ha'apai Island until we were told that we can't fly out on our schedule day - Wednesday 12th July 17, because the plane is broken down in Tongatapu Is. We already checked out from Sandy beach Resort and thank goodness they still have rooms for us as their quests were stuck in Tongatapu. Airline...

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Neiafu, Tonga
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

great flight and customer service real tongan airlines slight change to time of flight which was communicated to me in time

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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

We were a little apprehensive about using this airline for domestic flights in Tonga, given the comments in various publications about previous operators. But we had no worries at all with their operation as far as safety and the standard of their aircraft. I had been warned in advance that there were often variations to flight times, and that proved...

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